Mirroring the Self in Selected Poems by Liz Lochhead
Keywords:Mirroring the self, feminism, narcissistic text, Liz Lochhead
This paper presents the use of the theory of self-reflexivity in selected poems. The term reflexivity covers the whole range from reflection, self-reference, and self-reflectiveness and sometimes it gets mixed with self-reflexivity. Similarly, each one of these terms is closely connected with consciousness and self-consciousness. This study aims to deal with self-reflexivity and how it is employed in Selected poems by Liz Lochhead “Morning After”, “Mirror’s Song”, and “Object”. The study provides a psychological, linguistic and literary analysis of these poems and points out the use of a narcissistic text to attract the attention of its readers into how it was produced and received. The study arrives at showing how the poet started to question the patriarchal traditions in her society. She reflected her own ideas and experience concerning the oppression of the patriarchal system and created ways to express herself using a new perspective that is women’s own perspective.
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